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Group explores possibility of chartering new scout troop

A group of male community leaders led by the Rev. Eric LeBrocq of St. John’s Episcopal Church met in Sealy last week to tackle an ongoing challenge: how to empower young men, particularly those who … more

Council postpones decision on tax hikes

The Sealy City Council was poised to move forward with utility increases during a regular meeting Oct. 24 but instead opted to table several items and seek more information. Interim City Manager … more

Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Holiday Guesting 101

If you manage to avoid hosting duties this holiday season, you may be dodging some of the hardest work, but remember that being a good guest goes beyond arriving on time and taking your shoes off at … more

Sealy selects city manager finalists

The City of Sealy has announced Friday the names of four finalists in the search for a new city manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews on Jan. 8 and 10, 2018. The contract … more

Peña sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution as punishment for stealing from the county and misusing … more

Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City … more

Bringing it back

In the peak months of summer, the Sealy Tiger football team gathered to hear from their new head coach Shane Mobley who took the job back in January. Seniors like Justin Eckhardt were eager to see … more

Austin County Fair & Rodeo donates to American Cancer Society

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association donated $2,650 to the American Cancer Society of Austin County on Jan. 23 to represent their participation in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Nov. 10-Nov. 23. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Isaac John Cevallos was arrested for … more


Meet and Greet Meet and greet Robert “Beto” O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, on Sunday Dec. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Levine Park pavilion at 410 Main Street, Sealy … more

County voices opposition to New Ulm juvenile facility

Austin County commissioners unanimously agreed Monday to oppose the continued operation of an at-risk juvenile group home in New Ulm. While the Commissioners Court does not have regulatory … more

Sealy senior earns Eagle Scout rank

Sealy High School senior Mark Bonaccorso has already racked up quite a few accomplishments. He was recently accepted to Texas A&M University and was named to the Tiger football’s Academic … more

On top of the world

Sealy residents were among millions who tuned in to watch the Houston Astros compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The series offered quite a few ups and downs, lots of … more

Home for the holidays

When most think of Christmas, they remember the memories of running to the Christmas tree as children and opening the presents. The joy adults feel from the holiday season often comes from seeing … more

New elementary will have dual language program

Sealy ISD’s new elementary school is scheduled for completion in August and when students begin attending classes there, the building won’t be the only thing that’s new. Sealy Elementary … more

River Ridge closes for good

River Ridge Golf Club shut down Nov. 20. The course will not reopen and stakeholders say they’ve made no determination about the future of the property. To many employees the closure came as a … more

Sealy proceeds with park upgrades

The Sealy City Council on Feb. 27 authorized city staff to move forward with $3,000 in safety upgrades to B&PW Park. Planning and Community Development Director Warren Escovy told the council … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Jan. 5-11. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Robert Gonzales was arrested for displaying … more

Texas Central picks preferred high-speed train passenger station in Houston

HOUSTON – Highlighting Houston’s history as a major railway hub, Mayor Sylvester Turner and developers of the Texas Bullet Train announced today the preferred site of the new passenger station, … more
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